Oral History Workshop at Queens College

Registration Deadline: 6 Week “Reinvigorating Wise Lives” Workshop Series for Older Adults

Pre-register for this 6-week workshop series if this sounds like you:

  • Are you 60 or older?
  • Do you live or work in Queens?
  • Are you curious to look back thoughtfully at your own work history and share reflections with others who are doing the same?
  • Do you want a chance to polish your technology and communication skills in a supportive group of peers and instructors?
  • Are you actively looking to secure a new career or employment opportunity OR looking to enrich your life with creative activities aimed at personal growth and introspection?

Queens Memory has partnered with Queens Public Library’s Job and Business Academy to offer a 12-session, 6-week workshop series aimed to get you where you want to go! Click here to pre-register. Spaces are limited.

Learn to develop your personal life story, pick up solid interviewing techniques, and best of all, record your history for Queens Public Library’s local history collections!

All 90-minute sessions are scheduled twice a week – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 to 3:00 pm on the following dates; participants are required to attend all sessions:

April 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29

May 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20

Our program will help adults age 60+ build strong interpersonal relationships, friendship, and rapport with others their age, which will last well beyond this experience.

Join us to learn new technologies and other valuable skill sets. Take part in thoughtful reflection, engaged listening, and open-ended discussions that lay the groundwork for future success and fulfillment. As part of this project, you will be partnered with another participant to learn and record each other’s life and work histories and document how they connect to the rich history of the Borough of Queens.

Enroll and be a part of this virtual initiative for Spring or Summer in one of our two tracks: Creative or Career.

The Creative track — “A Fun and Meaningful Diversion From Your Daily Routine” — explores opportunities in community advocacy, mentoring, and personal growth activities, while the Career track — “Actively Equipping Yourself for Employment or a New Career” — focuses more on creating a powerful resume, learning key job search strategies, networking, and more.

Dedicated staff from the Job & Business Academy and Queens Memory aim to help participants feel valued and empowered by their maturity, and eager to live better, longer. Participants will receive guided assistance throughout the project to ensure success and enjoyment.

If you are ready to leave your mark in Queens History, register today!


Funding for this initiative was provided by The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation.


Apr 10 2021


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